New Delhi. Hotel Taj (TAJ) is everyone’s dream to stay and eat. The beauty of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai is discussed all over the world. Situated by the sea, this hotel is the pride of Mumbai, which attracts tourists from far and wide. Those who have experienced the hospitality of Taj Hotel always recommend visiting it at least once. After all, it is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world offered by the Indian Hotel Company (IHCL), the largest hospitality company in South Asia.
Recently, the quality and hospitality of Taj Hotel has become internationally recognized, as Taj has been ranked as the most powerful hotel brand in the world by Brand Finance. But most of us do not know the real reason behind the foundation of iconic hotels in India. Let’s find out how this Indian hotel was founded, there is a very interesting and inspiring story behind it.
The story of revenge “Hotel Taj”
Jamsetji Tata (JRD Tata) laid the foundation of this hotel. What really happened was that once during the British rule he was not allowed to enter the biggest hotel there. They were told that it was confined to the ‘whites’, meaning that only the British could enter. Jamsetji Tata considered it an insult to all Indians and then decided that he would build a hotel where not only Indians but also foreigners could stay without any restrictions. It was after this that he laid the foundation of the luxurious Hotel Taj and thus came into existence the first super-luxury hotel in India. The Taj is currently the center of attraction around the world.
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The crown was built in the 20th century
Located on the seashore, the Taj Mahal is like a diamond in the rough for Mumbai. Which has enhanced the beauty of this city. In 1898, the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji, founded the Tata Taj. The hotel opened its doors to guests for the first time on December 16, 1902, even before the foundation stone of the Gateway of India was laid on March 31, 1902. The Taj Mahal was the first building in Bombay to be electrified. The hotel is made up of two separate buildings: the Taj Mahal Palace and the Tower, which differ historically and architecturally from each other. The Taj Mahal was built in the early 20th century, when the tower opened in 1973.
Taj Mahal Hotel
Made witnesses from the First World War to the Mumbai Attack
The hotel has a long and distinguished history, with many notable guests ranging from presidents to industry captains and show business stars. Ratanbai Petit, the second wife of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, stayed at the hotel in his last days in 1929. During World War I, the hotel was converted into a 600-bed military hospital. It has been considered one of the best hotels in the East since the time of British Raj. The hotel was one of the targets of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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The strongest hotel brand in the world
Despite many ups and downs since the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Taj luxury hotel chain has scored very well on Finance’s ‘Global Brand Equity Monitor’ for consideration, recognition, recommendation and reputation, especially in the Indian home market.
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